Top 10 WordPress plugins Christmas Eve 2012

I thought I’d do a little experiment… find the top 10 WordPress plugins just before Christmas, then again a week later. The top ten, in terms of average growth per day since mid August 2012, are now…

Plugin name and description Plugin links Version, total downloads, last update, tested
contact-form-7 No info available  
jetpack No info available  
all-in-one-seo-pack No info available  
wordpress-seo No info available  
akismet No info available  
google-sitemap-generator No info available  
nextgen-gallery No info available  
google-analytics-for-wordpress No info available  
gtrans No info available  
wordpress-importer No info available  


  • The top three exceed 10,000 downloads per day.
  • The first seven exceed 6,000 downloads per day.
  • All in one SEO pack is still the most popular: with over 13 million downloads
  • Akismet is second, with over 12.5 million.


  •  I’ve stopped using Contact Form 7; I noticed that the CAPTCHA images don’t display in Chrome any more.
  • I’m now using Jetpack for a simple contact form.
  • I install WordPress SEO more often than All in one SEO.
  • I rarely use the Nextgen-gallery or gtrans.